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For Immediate Release
January 5, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

CURRAN RECOUPS $3,539,702.99 FOR MARYLAND CONSUMERS

Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. released today his Consumer Protection Division statistics for the year 2005. The Consumer Protection Division provides mediation services to consumers to help resolve complaints against businesses and health insurance carriers. In 2005 the Consumer Protection Division received 12,124 complaints from Maryland residents and through its mediation efforts helped those residents obtain $ 3,539,702.99 in financial relief.

County
# of Complaints
Relief
Allegany
98
$47,791.32
Anne Arundel
1209
$138,922.30
Baltimore City
1610
$365,078.03
Baltimore
2366
$1,034,757.36
Calvert
139
$32,804.00
Caroline
56
$1,254.31
Carroll
383
$67,728.14
Cecil
128
$6,928.06
Charles
274
$131,263.51
Dorchester
45
$5,696.54
Frederick
385
$132,511.24
Garrett
33
$7,675.42
Harford
555
$69,077.33
Howard
606
$130,705.28
Kent County
38
$8,078.46
Montgomery
1574
$516,792.65
Prince George’s
1737
$387,473.13
Queen Anne’s
70
$11,217.07
Saint Mary’s
116
$82,996.51
Somerset
41
$4,412.60
Talbot
74
$157,893.51
Washington
346
$130,039.91
Wicomico
139
$63,283.92
Worcester
102
$5,322.39
Total
12,124
$3,539.702.99

To learn more about our Consumer Protection Division or to file a complaint against a business or health insurance carrier, please visit our website at www.oag.state.md.us or call us toll free at 1-888-743-0023. The Consumer Protection Division can also provide information about complaints that have been filed against businesses, tell you if your new home builder or health club is properly registered and provide publications to help you make good decisions in the marketplace.

 


   

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